Author Archives: Steffan Surdek

The 4 Principles of Success Podcast – Episode 36

The 4 Principles of Success podcast is where Antonio Holman chats with successful people about the 4 principles of success: enhancing Knowledge, Health, Wealth and Spirituality. He strongly believes that with a solid foundation of these 4 principles, success in any realm of life can be greatly achieved. The 4 Principles of Success podcast goes narrow and deep by having conversations today’s successful people who have experienced the trials and tribulations of life and business while focusing on the 4 principles of success.

In this episode, I speak with Antonio about a wide variety of topics from the content I write on provokingleadership.com to what drove me to launch Pyxis Cultures, to my take on his 4 principles of success.

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Five Easy Ways To Effectively Collaborate With Your Team – forbes.com

I talk a lot with those around me about co-creative leadership and collaboration. My team and I collaborate a lot with our clients, but not as often as we do with each other.

More often than not, you have the choice whether or not to collaborate. When you keep collaboration optional, you’re allowing a way out for yourself, and you’re likely to find a reason not to do it. But even though collaboration can be uncomfortable at first, the more you practice, the better you get at it.

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Be Fearless Of Failure And Start Learning By Doing – forbes.com

One topic I often find myself discussing these days is learning by doing. Cultures that value continuous improvement encourage experimentation. They also encourage people to fail fast so they can learn fast. But this idea is scary to those working in cultures who believe that failure is not an option.

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How To Make Your Leadership More Powerful With Loop Learning – forbes.com

As leaders, it’s very difficult to create change in our organizations. One of the biggest problems is that over time, we forget what drives our change and what progress we’re making. When we work with our teams, change sometimes feels to them as if it lacks structure and meaning.

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Q&A: Why Experiential Learning Should Be Part Of Your Employee Training – forbes.com

There are a lot of different learning styles out there; not everyone is suited to listening to a lecture, then going off to perform a task or follow a procedure. Employee training is needed not only to establish expectations on tasks but to impart company goals and culture.

One way to get everyone up to speed is trough experiential learning, a process where students or employees get their hands dirty while practicing a new task, then reflecting on what happened. The process has a number of advantages, including employing multiple senses and emotional connections when training, in order to create stronger memories.

Below, member of Forbes Coaches Council talk about why they favor the use of experiential learning to train employees.

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